This email with the subject "REPLY NEEDED URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jul 2010 22:24:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Ahmad Mahmoud"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
SALAMALEKUM, Greetings in the name of Allah, the most beneficent, the most merciful.My name is Mr.Ahmad Mahmoud, a widower to Late Mrs. Aishat Mahmoud I am 66years old, presently I am suffering from long time cancer of the lunges, from all Indications, my condition is really deteriorating and i am very much afraid of my doctor?s report, infact my condition is very bad now, My late wife was killed during the Gulf war,and during the period of our marriage we couldn't produce any child.The doctor has told me that I may not live beyond this year. Every new day is like a bonus to me.So now i have decided to divide part of this wealth, to contribute to the propagation of Islam and in assisting the less-privileged Muslim faithful and all humanity in Africa and throughout the Muslim world, I discussed this with my Attorney,Barrister Tareeq Amin.I am willing to donate part of the sum of US$18,000,000.00(Eighteen Million US Dollars) for the development of The holy work as well as a distribution to aid Muslim faithfuls and also for the less privileged, including orphans who lost their mothers through this deadly illness [cancer]no matter their faith. Please I want you to note that, this fund is deposited in a Security Company. For that, my lawyer Barrister Tareeq Amin will file in application for the transfer of the money in your name as you wish provided you are ready to use part of this money for this purpose. You will therefore have to travel to Dubai, to sign for the official Release of this money as well as advice on how you want the money remitted to you own account. My Attorney will accompany you on this trip. Lastly I honestly pray that this money when transferred will be used for the said purpose because I have come to find out that wealth acquisition without Allah is vanity upon vanity. For this reason I have decided to set-aside 40% of this money for the service of humanity and the work of Allah. May the Grace of Allah be our guide and be my refuge when i leave this World. More so, I decided to offer you 30% While 20% will be transferred to the account of my Lawyer, Barrister Tareeq Amin as compensation after Successful Conclusion. The remaining 10% is to cover the expenses both from your side and the side of my Lawyer who will assist you until every thing is over. A Swift acknowledgment of the receipt of this email would be appreciated. All further response to this proposal should be communicated to this private Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Yours in Allah, Mr.Ahmad Mahmoud